New 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 crossover grows in size and price

The heavily updated 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is still the most affordable crossover with a three-pointed star in its snout, but not by a wide margin.

This week, Mercedes-Benz announced the 2021 GLA250 will cost $37,280 to start, including destination charges. Adding all-wheel drive, which Mercedes-Benz calls “4Matic,” adds $2,000 to the bottom line.

That’s a $2,035 increase over the 2020 GLA-Class, although the two are related by name and not much else. For 2021, Mercedes-Benz heavily revised just about everything in the cute ‘ute: body, interior, tech, and powertrain. The GLA-Class is still the smallest crossover offered by Mercedes in

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2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Compare Cars

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

Many car buyers aspire to own a Mercedes-Benz. The cars are a symbol of quality, bulletproof German engineering, and, yes, status. But if you can’t get the lord to buy you a Mercedes-Benz, you have to do it yourself, and that can really stretch the budget. Mercedes answers that issue with its two lowest-priced cars, the A-Class and CLA-Class. 

They’re essentially the same car underneath, with the same architecture and similar interiors. However, the A-Class is a more traditional four-door sedan with the space that implies, while the CLA-Class is a stylish coupe-like sedan, with the

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 SUV “nose” the right spice level

These are halcyon days for fleet-footed crossover SUVs. 

Saucy ‘utes like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 43 AMG hardly look like they’re just as quick as their smaller siblings but stopwatches don’t lie. In the example above, Mercedes says the GLC43 crossover takes just 4.7 seconds from 0-60 mph compared to the C43 sedan’s time of 4.5 seconds. Two-tenths of a second is about how long it takes for you to double-tap the start/stop button on your phone’s stopwatch. (Go ahead and give it a try, I’ll wait here. Done? Good.) That difference is meaningless in the real world, innit?


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